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Our award winning ScaleUP Tech Accelerator program powered by Libro Credit Union provides intensive growth coaching, expert insight, strategic planning and financial assistance to tech entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent looking to scale their business.

Through our first four cohorts, ScaleUP has assisted 19 companies in getting 122 new products and services to market, engaging over 8.7 million users around the globe and has seen 151 net new jobs created in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.

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Our fifth cohort, branded Scale(Back)UP in continuation of our 2020 program goals, focuses on the support and recovery of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent tech businesses, and has been redesigned from the ground up to assist in revenue diversification strategies, new market exploration, Intellectual property development, and fundraising readiness.  Throughout this program, our advisory team, mentors, and programming will hone in on creating a fully customized, perfect-fit strategy in helping your business uncover new opportunities and pathways to growth.

In Scale(Back)UP Cohort 5, powered by Libro Credit Union in partnership with Invest WindsorEssex, Five entrepreneurs will receive four-months of intensive business mentoring + in-kind services valued at $15,000 + access to a global network of support + access to $500,000 in discounts and tech perks + 3 months of complimentary hot desk space at SOAR Innovation +  the opportunity to pitch for a $20,00 prize in front of the Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) and members of the Windsor Essex Regional Alliance during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2021.

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Ettractive – Experts in the electrification of vehicles, this Automobility startup recently opened a new location in the region, and will be one of the leading partners on developing software system’s for APMA’s fully Canadian made electric vehicle, Project Arrow. Every day, Ettractive is simplifying the challenges of electric and autonomous vehicle development through integrated projects for their customers. From vehicle software and control implementation, to full product design and prototyping, Ettractive is fueled by a team of experts with the skills needed to execute on projects of any size.  ettractive.com

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TDL Systems – TDL was founded by first generation Canadian Yong Li, and has 2 major product lines. 1) Creating custom made Orthotics and Sandals under the brand name “OLT Footcare” using 3D scan technology and Additive Manufacturing. 2) The design and sale of Additive Manufacturing accessories and innovations designed to expand the capabilities of 3D print technology by increasing efficiency at every step of the 3D print process.  www.oltfoot.com  www.printdry.com

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Ortaliza Urban Farms – The first vertical urban farm in Canada, and located in the heart of Canada’s greenhouse cluster in Kingsville, Ortaliza was founded by first generation Canadians, Carina Biacchi and her partner and Agronomist, Alvaro Fernandez, who believe above all else the farm fresh, local food, should be accessible and easily available to all.  www.ortaliza.ca

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DuroByte – DuroByte is a leading provider of innovative electronic design, build and manufacturing to maximize performance in various settings and industries. With over 100 years of combined industry experience, the company’s strength lies in its ability to provide a comprehensive blend of superior technology and customized product designs to boost performance, functionality, and productivity. Having traditionally focused on the Automotive space, DuroByte is activating their incredible team to solve new challenges for new industries that are opening doors for the future of this dynamic company.  www.durobyte.com

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Castlebreck – The Castlebreck team consider themselves “Knights of collaboration.” Established in 1995, and having worked with hundreds of businesses on their own journeys of digitization, Castlebreck is Canada’s leading IBM Premier Business Partner, and an innovation powerhouse in their own right. CastleBlocks, an in-house developed platform designed to deliver rapid database driven web applications and widgets, will be at the forefront of their ScaleUP experience and efforts.  www.castlebreck.com

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StrongerU Senior Fitness – TaaS is a new concept, and in the space of seniors fitness, StrongerU has emerged as the only fully virtual platform to deliver a “Training as a Service” model. StrongerU trains the trainers on senior exercise and recreation techniques that are being recognized around the globe as the new standard in eldercare. Their online platform has created an exciting community of engaged customers, and over 500 staff have been educated since launching in 2019. www.strongeruseniorfitness.com

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QUESTIONS?

Contact our Director of Venture Services, Adam Castle

Email: acastle@wetech-alliance.com  |  Phone: 226.246.0287